Operator’s Manual
2-Cycle
MULCHING BLOWER/VACUUM
Model No. 316.794970
with
• SAFETY
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
CAUTION: Before using
this product, read this
manual and follow all
safety rules and operating
instructions.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.sears.com/craftsman
769-01695
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
Page
Safety Rules
2
Specifications
Page
20
Pages 3 - 7
Parts List
Pages 21 - 22
Assembly
Pages 8-10
Notes (Intentionally Blank)
Pages 23 - 29
Oil and Fuel Information
Page
11
CARB / EPA Warranty Information
Page
30
Starting/Stopping Instructions
Page
12
Repair Protection Agreement
Page
31
Operation
Pages 13 - 14
Service Numbers
Page
Back Cover
Maintenance and Repair
Pages 15 - 18
Troubleshooting
Page
19
WARRANTY STATEMENT
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS BLOWER/VACUUM
For two years from the date of purchase, when this Blower is used and maintained according to
the operator’s manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge.
This warranty excludes the spark plug, air filter, and vacuum bag, which are expendable parts that
can wear out from normal use in less than two years.
If this Blower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from
the date of purchase.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS BLOWER TO THE NEAREST
SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNTIED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE
NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the
states of California, Maine, Oregon and Washington.
All U.S. Forest Land and the state of California (Public
Resources Codes 4442 and 4443), Oregon and
Washington require, by law that certain internal
combustion engines operated on forest brush and/or
grass-covered areas be equipped with a spark arrestor,
maintained in effective working order, or the engine be
constructed, equipped and maintained for the prevention
of fire. Check with your state or local authorities for
regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to
follow these requirements could subject you to liability or
a fine. This unit is factory equipped with a spark
arrestor. If it requires replacement, ask a Sears or other
qualified service dealer to install the Accessory Part
#753-04689 Spark Arrestor Kit.
WARNING
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS
PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS
OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your
attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols,
and their explanations, deserve your careful attention
and understanding. The safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or
warnings they give are not substitutes for proper
accident prevention measures.
Failure to obey a
safety warning will
result in serious injury to yourself or to
others. Always follow the safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
DANGER:
Indicates
danger,
warning or caution. Attention is required in
order to avoid serious personal injury. May
be used in conjunction with other symbols
or pictographs.
Failure to obey a
safety warning can
result in injury to yourself and others.
Always follow the safety precautions to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
SAFETY ALERT:
WARNING:
NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to
the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
to obey a
CAUTION: Failure
safety warning may
result in property damage or personal injury
to yourself or to others. Always follow the
safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all
warnings and safety instructions.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the
operator and/or bystanders.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• Clear the area of children, bystanders, and pets. At a
minimum, keep all children, bystanders, and pets
outside a 50 feet (15 m.) radius; there still may be a
risk to bystanders from thrown objects. Bystanders
should be encouraged to wear eye protection. If you
are approached, stop the unit immediately.
BEFORE OPERATING
When using the unit,
you must follow the
safety rules. Please read these instructions
before operating the unit in order to ensure
the safety of the operator and any bystanders.
Please keep these instructions for later use.
WARNING:
FUEL SAFETY WARNINGS
Gasoline is highly
flammable, and its
vapors can explode if ignited. Take the
following precautions:
WARNING:
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and proper use of the unit.
• Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and
approved for the storage of such materials.
• Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do
not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill, or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Children must not operate the unit. Teens must be
accompanied and guided by an adult.
• Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling
the fuel tank. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank, or
add fuel, when the engine is hot. Never operate the unit
without the fuel cap securely in place. Loosen the fuel
tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the tank.
• All guards and safety attachments must be installed
properly before operating the unit.
• Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts.
Check for fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in
place and secure. Replace parts that are cracked,
chipped, or damaged in any way. Do not operate the
unit with loose or damaged parts.
• Mix and add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated outdoor area
where there are no sparks or flames. Slowly remove the
fuel cap only after stopping engine. Do not smoke while
fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe up any spilled fuel from the
unit immediately. Always wipe unit dry before using.
• Carefully inspect the area before starting the unit.
Remove all debris and hard or sharp objects such as
glass, wire, etc.
• Move the unit at least 30 feet (9.1 m) from the fueling
source and site before starting the engine. Do not
smoke. Keep sparks and open flames away from the
area while adding fuel or operating the unit.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with
any opening blocked; keep free of dirt, debris, and
anything that may reduce the air flow.
WHILE OPERATING
• Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Operate this
unit only in a well-ventilated outdoor area.
• Do not touch the engine or muffler. These parts get
extremely hot from operation, even after the unit is
turned off.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as
meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards and are marked as such.
Wear ear/hearing protection when operating this unit.
• Do not operate the engine faster than the speed
needed to do the job. Do not run the engine at high
speed when not in use.
• Never run the unit without the the proper equipment
attached. When using this unit, always install the
blower/vacuum tubes and vacuum bag depending on
blower or vacuuming application.
• Always stop the engine when operation is delayed or
when walking from one location to another.
• Stop the engine for maintenance, repair, to install or
remove the blower tubes or vacuum attachments. The
unit must be stopped and the impeller no longer
turning to avoid contact with the rotating blades.
• To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with
sound level(s), always wear ear/hearing protection
when operating this unit.
• Wear heavy long pants, boots, gloves, and a long
sleeve shirt. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelery, short
pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above
shoulder level.
• If you strike or come into contact with a foreign object,
stop the engine immeadiately and check for damage.
Do not operate before repairing damage. Do not
operate the unit with loose or damaged parts.
• To avoid static electricity shock, do not wear rubber
gloves or any other insulated gloves while operating
this unit.
• Use only replacement parts or accessories
recommended for this tool that are sold by Sears or a
Craftsman outlet. Use of any replacement parts or
accessories purchased elsewhere may be hazardous,
and will also void your warranty.
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Keep outside surfaces free from oil and fuel.
• Never use this unit for spreading chemicals, fertilizers or
other substances which may contain toxic materials.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be in the starting position
whenever pulling the starter rope. The operator and
unit must be in a stable position while starting. Refer to
Starting/Stopping Instructions.
• To reduce fire hazard, replace faulty muffler and spark
arrestor. Keep the engine and muffler free from grass,
leaves, excessive grease or carbon build up.
• Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard
area while engine is running. Debris such as gravel,
sand, dust, grass, etc. could be picked up by the air
intake and thrown out by the discharge opening,
damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to
bystanders or operator.
• Turn the engine off and disconnect the spark plug for
maintenance or repair.
• Use the right tool. Only use this tool for its intended
purpose.
• Do not force unit. It will do the job better and with less
likelihood of injury at a rate for which it was designed.
• Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such
as ladders, trees, steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Always
keep proper footing and balance.
• Always hold the unit with a firm grip when operating.
• Keep hands, face, and feet away from all moving parts.
Do not touch or try to stop the impeller when it is
rotating. Do not operate without guards in place.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A BLOWER
• Store the unit in a dry place, secured, or at a height to
prevent unauthorized use or damage. Keep out of the
reach of children.
• Never point the blower or blowing debris in the
direction of people, animals, or in the direction of
windows. Always direct the blowing debris away from
people, animals, and windows. Use extra caution
when blowing debris near solid objects such as trees,
automobiles, walls, etc.
• Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other
liquid. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from debris.
Clean after each use, see Cleaning and Storage
instructions.
• Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use
them to instruct other users. If you loan this unit to
others, also loan these instructions to them.
WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A VACUUM
• Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum bag on
fire. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not
vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits,
brush piles, etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or
cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool.
SPECIAL NOTE: Exposure to vibrations through
prolonged use of gasoline powered hand tools could
cause blood vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to circulation disorders
or abnormal swelling. Prolonged use in cold weather has
been linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy
people. If symptoms occur such as numbness, pain, loss
of strength, change in skin color or texture, or loss of
feeling in the fingers, hands or joints, discontinue use of
this tool and seek medical attention. A reduced vibration
system does not guarantee avoidance of these
problems. Users who operate power tools on a regular
basis must closely monitor their physical condition and
the condition of this tool.
• The unit is designed to pickup dry material such as
leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not
attempt to vacuum wet debris and/or standing water
as this may result in damage to the blower/ vacuum.
To avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not
vacuum metal, broken glass, etc.
OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS
• Always disconnect the spark plug before performing
maintenance or accessing movable parts.
• Never store the unit, with fuel in the tank, inside a
building where fumes may reach an open flame (pilot
lights, etc.) or sparks (switches, electrical motors, etc.).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Allow the engine to cool before storing or transporting.
Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
SYMBOL
MEANING
MEANING
• ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
ON / START / RUN
Indicates danger, warning, or
caution. May be used in conjunction
with other symbols or pictographs.
• ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
OFF OR STOP
• READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
WARNING:Read the
Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all
warnings and safety instructions.
Failure to do so can result in serious
injury to the operator and/or
bystanders.
• HOT SURFACE WARNING
Do not touch a hot muffler or
cylinder. You may get burned. These
parts get extremely hot from
operation, even after the unit is
turned off.
• WEAR EYE AND HEARING
PROTECTION
WARNING: Thrown
objects and loud noise can cause
severe eye injury and hearing loss.
Wear eye protection meeting ANSI
Z87.1-1989 standards and ear
protection when
operating this unit. Use a full face
shield when needed.
• BLOWERS – ROTATING
IMPELLER CAN CAUSE
SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: Turn the
engine off and allow the impeller to
stop before opening the vacuum
door, installing, changing tubes or
bag, or before cleaning or
performing any maintenance.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY
WARNING: Keep all
bystanders, especially children and
pets, at least 50 feet (15 m.) from the
operating area.
• THROTTLE CONTROL
Indicates “HIGH” or “FASTEST” speed.
• UNLEADED FUEL
• THROTTLE CONTROL
Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel.
Indicates “IDLE,” “LOW” or
“SLOWEST” speed.
• OIL
Refer to operator's manual for the
proper type of oil.
• THROWN OBJECTS CAN CAUSE
SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: Keep clear of
blower outlet. Never point the
blower at yourself or others. Objects
can be thrown from blower. Do not
operate unit without proper
attachments and guards in place.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
KNOW YOUR BLOWER/VAC
Throttle Control
APPLICATIONS
As a blower:
• Cleaning yards, garages, driveways, porches,
patios, around walls, fences and more
Starter Rope
Grip
Front Handle
As a vacuum:
• Picking up leaves and other light debris
On/Off Stop
Control
Fuel
Cap
Blower Tube
Blower
Outlet
Rear Handle
Assembled as a Blower
Spark Plug
Shoulder Strap
Attachment Points
Red EZ-Fire™ Lever
Rear Handle
Assembled as a Vacuum
Front Handle
Vacuum
Door
Vacuum
Bag Hook
Vacuum
Tube
Primer
Bulb
Muffler
Vacuum Bag
Zipper
Air filter/muffler cover
Vacuum Inlet
Vacuum Bag
Adapter
Vacuum Bag
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLING UNIT AS A BLOWER
ASSEMBLING UNIT AS A VACUUM
Blower Tube Assembly
To assemble the unit as a vacuum, begin by removing
the blower tube. Refer to the previous section.
Vacuum Tube Assembly
To prevent serious
personal injury, stop
the engine and allow the impeller to stop
before attaching or removing tubes.
WARNING:
To prevent serious
personal injury, stop
the engine and allow the impeller to stop
before attaching or removing tubes.
WARNING:
To prevent serious
personal injury or
damage to the unit, the blower tube must
be installed while operating this unit as a
blower.
WARNING:
To prevent serious
personal injury or
damage to the unit, always install vacuum
tubes and the vacuum bag, and make sure
the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed
when operating this unit as a vacuum.
WARNING:
NOTE: If the unit was assembled as a vacuum unit,
remove all vacuum parts and store away in a
secure place for later use.
NOTE: If the unit was assembled as a blower unit,
remove the blower tube and store away in a
secure place for later use.
Installing
• Install the blower tube over the blower outlet and push
it on until both tabs snap into place (Fig. 1).
Installation
1. Align the small arrow on the lower vacuum tube with
the arrow on the upper vacuum tube (Fig. 2).
Removing
• Remove the blower tube by pressing both tabs at the
same time and pulling off the blower (Fig. 1).
2. Grasp the lower and upper vacuum tubes firmly with
both hands, and push the lower vacuum tube into
the upper vacuum tube. Turn the lower vacuum tube
clockwise until it snaps into place and locks. When
properly assembled, the dot on the lower tube aligns
with the dot on the upper tube.
Tabs
Upper Vac Tube
Blower
Outlet
Arrows
Lower Vac Tube
Fig.2
Fig. 1
3. Flip the blower/vac so it is standing straight up on
the muffler cover. The front of the unit and the
vacuum door should face you (Fig. 3).
ASSEMBLING THE GUTTER CLEAN-OUT ADAPTER
In order to use the gutter clean-out attachment kit, you
must install the gutter clean-out adapter (not included).
Push the adapter onto the blower outlet until both tabs
snap into place (Fig. 1). Refer to the Gutter Attachment
Kit manual for more information
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
4. Insert a flat head screwdriver under locking clip, lift
upward and open vacuum door (Fig. 4).
Locking
Clip
Installing the Vacuum Bag
7. Install the vacuum bag adapter over the blower outlet
and push on it until both tabs snap into place (Fig. 5).
Position the bag so it hangs below the unit.
Vacuum
Door Slot
8. Attach the vacuum bag to the vacuum bag hook
located at the underside of the unit.
9. Keep the bag zipped and shut.
Elbow
Tabs
Fig. 3
5. While holding the vacuum door open, insert the
assembled vacuum tube (put together in Step 2).
Arrange the tube so the flat area faces the vacuum
door. The grooves on the side of the tube will line up
with the small tabs in the impeller intake (Fig. 4).
From the exterior, align the small arrow on the
vacuum tube with the arrow on the impeller intake.
Vacuum Bag Hook
Fig. 5
Removing the Vacuum Bag
1. Unhook the bag.
2. Remove the vacuum bag by pressing both tabs on
the vacuum bag elbow at the same time and pulling
the bag off the blower (Fig. 5).
3. Install the blower tube in order to assemble the unit
as a blower.
4. Make sure the vacuum door is securely latched shut.
6. Push the vacuum tube in firmly and grip it with both
hands. Turn the tube clockwise as far as possible
until it snaps into place and locks. When properly
assembled, the dot on the vacuum tube will align
with the dot on the impeller intake.
Vacuum Tube
Groove
Flat
Area
Never operate the
unit in the blower
configuration without the vacuum door
secured and latched shut.
WARNING:
Tabs
Emptying the Vacuum Bag
1. Refer to Emptying the Vacuum Bag in Operating
Instructions.
Align
Arrows
Impeller Intake
Fig. 4
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLING THE SHOULDER STRAP
Attach Here for
Blowing
To avoid serious
personal injury,
never attempt to start the unit when
standing with the unit clipped to the
shoulder strap. Always follow the starting
procedures as described in the Starting/
Stopping Instructions section.
WARNING:
Attach Here for
Vacuuming
1. Push the strap through the center of the buckle.
2. Pull the strap over the cross bar and down through
the slot in the buckle (Fig.6).
Fig. 7
4. While standing in the operating position, adjust the
length to fit the operator’s size. Pull the tab to
lengthen, pull the strap to shorten (Fig 8).
Clip
Fig. 6
3. Snap the clip on to the support fittings on the front
or back of the handle. Clip to the front portion of the
handle when using the unit as a blower, and clip to
the back portion of the handle when using the unit as
a vacuum (Fig. 7).
Fig. 8
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OIL AND FUEL INFORMATION
OIL AND FUEL MIXING INSTRUCTIONS
To Obtain Correct Fuel Mix:
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel are the main reasons
for the unit not running properly. Be sure to use fresh
(less than 60 days old), clean unleaded fuel. Follow the
instructions carefully for the proper fuel/oil mixture.
Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of 2-cycle engine oil
with unleaded gasoline in a separate fuel can. Use a 40:1
fuel/oil ratio. Do not mix them directly in the engine fuel
tank. See the Fuel Mixture Table for specific gas and oil
mixing ratios.
Definition of Blended Fuels
NOTE: One gallon (3.8 liters) of unleaded gasoline mixed
with one 3.2 oz. (95 ml.) bottle of
2-cycle oil makes a 40:1 fuel/oil ratio.
Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and
oxygenates such as ethanol, methanol, or MTBE (ether).
Alcohol-blended fuel absorbs water. As little as 1%
water in the fuel can make fuel and oil separate and
leads to formation of acids during storage. When using
alcohol-blended fuel, use fresh fuel.
FUEL MIXTURE TABLE
+
Using Blended Fuels
If you choose to use a blended fuel, or its use is
unavoidable, follow recommended precautions:
• Always use the fresh fuel mix explained in your
operator's manual
• Always shake the fuel mix before fueling the unit
• Drain the tank and run the engine dry before storing
the unit
Using Fuel Additives
The bottle of 2-cycle oil that came with your unit
contains a fuel additive which will help inhibit corrosion
and minimize the formation of gum deposits. It is
recommended that you always use Craftsman 2-cycle oil
with this unit.
If Craftsman 2-cycle oil is unavailable, use a good 2cycle oil designed for air-cooled engines along with a
fuel additive, such as STA-BIL® Gas Stabilizer or an
equivalent. Add 0.8 oz. (23 ml.) of fuel additive per gallon
of fuel according to the instructions on the container.
NEVER add fuel additives directly to the unit's fuel tank.
UNLEADED GAS
2 CYCLE OIL
1 GALLON US
(3.8 LITERS)
3.2 FL. OZ.
(95 ml)
1 LITER
25 ml
MIXING RATIO - 40:1
Gasoline is
extremely
flammable. Ignited vapors may explode.
Always stop the engine and allow it to cool
before filling the fuel tank. Do not smoke
while filling the tank. Keep sparks and open
flames at a distance from the area.
WARNING:
proper engine
CAUTION: For
operation and
Remove fuel cap
slowly to avoid injury
from fuel spray. Never operate the unit
without the fuel cap securely in place.
WARNING:
maximum reliability, pay strict attention to
the oil and fuel mixing instructions on the
2-cycle oil container. Using improperly mixed
fuel can severely damage the engine.
Add fuel in a clean,
well ventilated
outdoor area. Wipe up any spilled fuel
immediately. Avoid creating a source of
ignition for spilled fuel. Do not start the
engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
WARNING:
NOTE: Dispose of the old fuel/oil mix in accordance to
Federal, State and Local regulations.
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STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
Operate this unit only in a
well-ventilated outdoor area.
Carbon monoxide exhaust fumes can be lethal in a
confined area.
Avoid accidental starting.
Make sure you are in the
starting position when pulling the starter rope (Fig. 11
and 12). To avoid serious injury, the operator and unit
must be in a stable position while starting.
Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard
area while starting. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust
and grass could be picked up by the air intake and
thrown out by the discharge opening. This could
damage the unit, property, or cause serious injury to
bystanders or the operator.
WARNING:
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Move the throttle control to the idle position
(
). Allow the engine to cool down by idling
(Fig. 10).
2. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the OFF (O)
position (Fig. 10).
Idle
Throttle Control
Fast
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Mix gas with oil. Fill fuel tank with fuel/oil mixture.
See Oil and Fuel Mixing Instructions.
To avoid serious
personal injury,
always remove the vacuum bag prior to
refueling the unit. The bag may become a
fire hazard when saturated with fuel.
2. The On/Off Stop Control is in the ON (I) position at all
times (Fig. 10).
3. Fully press and release the primer bulb 10 times,
slowly. Some amount of fuel should be visible in the
primer bulb and fuel lines (Fig. 10). If you can’t see fuel
in the bulb, press and release the bulb as many times
as it takes before you can see fuel in it.
4. Place the unit in the starting position (Fig. 11) as a
blower, Fig. 12 as a vacuum). Move the throttle
control to the idle position (
) (Fig. 9). This is
especially important during cold starting.
5. Push the red EZ-Fire™ Lever towards the primer
bulb until it clicks and locks into place (Fig. 10).
NOTE: The unit uses the Incredi-Pull™ starting system
with MAX FIRE IGNITION™, which significantly
reduces the effort required to start the engine. You
must pull the starter rope out far enough to hear
the engine attempt to start. There is no need to pull
the rope briskly-- there is no harsh resistance when
pulling. Be aware that this starting method is vastly
different from (and much easier than) what you may
be used to.
6. Pull the starter rope out with a controlled and steady
motion until the engine attempts to start. Repeat until
the engine starts.
7. When the engine starts, move the throttle control to the
fast position (
) and let the engine warm up for 15 to
30 seconds. The red EZ-Fire™ Lever will click off
automatically when you move the throttle control to
the fast position.
IF... The engine does not start, go back to step 3.
IF... The engine stops while moving the throttle, go back
to step 5.
IF... The engine stops before you move the throttle, move
the throttle to the fast position and pull the starter
until the blower starts.
NOTE: If you are having trouble starting the unit or are
operating in extreme temperatures (below 40º F, above
90º F), refer to the Troubleshooting section.
WARNING:
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On/Off Stop Control
Fig. 9
Primer
Bulb
Red EZ-Fire™
Lever
Fig. 10
Blower
Starting
Position
Starter
Rope
Blower/Vac
Equipped With
Incredi-Pull
Starting
Fig. 11
Vacuum
Starting
Position
Starter
Rope
Fig. 12
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
• Watch out for children, pets, open windows or freshly
washed cars, and blow debris safely away.
HOLDING THE BLOWER/VACUUM
To avoid serious
personal injury,
wear goggles or safety glasses at all times
when operating this unit. Wear a face mask
or dust mask in dusty locations.
Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position.
Check for the following:
• Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots,
safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection,
gloves, long pants and long sleeve shirt
WARNING:
• Clean up after using blowers and other equipment.
Dispose of debris appropriately.
OPERATING AS A BLOWER
1
Use the blower for trees, shrubs, flower beds and
hard-to-clean areas (Fig. 13).
2. Use the unit around buildings and for other normal
cleaning procedures (Fig. 13).
3. Use the blower around walls, overhangs, fences and
screens (Fig. 14).
• If the conditions are dusty, the operator is wearing a
dust mask or face mask
• The unit is in good working condition
• The tubes and guards are in place and secure
To prevent serious
personal injury or
damage to the unit, make sure blower tubes
or vacuum tubes and the vacuum bag are in
place before you operate the unit.
WARNING:
OPERATING TIPS
• Be sure the vacuum bag is zipped closed before
operating the unit.
• Ensure the unit is not directed at anybody or any loose
debris before starting the unit.
• Verify that the unit is in good working condition. Make
sure the tubes and guards are in place and secure.
Fig. 13
• Always hold the unit securely when operating. Keep a
firm grip on both the front and rear handles.
• To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with sound
level(s), hearing protection is required.
• To reduce noise levels, limit the number of pieces of
equipment used at any one time.
• To reduce noise levels, operate power blowers at the
lowest possible speed to do the job.
• Check your equipment before operation, especially the
muffler, air intakes and air filters.
• Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing.
• In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces when
water is available.
• Conserve water by using power blowers instead of
hoses for many lawn and garden applications,
including areas such as screens, patios, grills, porches,
and gardens.
Fig. 14
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING AS A VACUUM
When the upper and
lower vacuum tubes
are removed, make sure the vacuum door is
snapped closed and secured before using
the unit, to avoid injury from the impeller.
WARNING:
To prevent serious
personal injury or
damage to the unit, always install vacuum
tubes, vacuum bag and make sure the
vacuum bag is completely zipped closed
when operating this unit as a vacuum.
WARNING:
Emptying the Vacuum Bag
1. Remove the bag from the vacuum bag hook.
Check for the following before operating the unit:
• Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots,
safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection,
gloves, long pants and long sleeve shirt
2. While wearing eye protection and a dust mask, unzip
the vacuum bag and empty the contents into a
garbage bag or container.
• If the conditions are dusty, operator is equipped with a
dust mask or face mask
To avoid serious
personal injury, turn
off the unit and allow the impeller to stop
before opening vacuum door or installing or
removing vacuum bag.
WARNING:
• The unit is in good working condition-- the vacuum
tubes and vacuum bag are in place and secure.
• The vacuum shoulder strap in place and correctly
adjusted
3. Turn the bag inside out after initial emptying and
vigorously shake out dust and debris.
Operation Procedure
4. Zip close and reinstall the vacuum bag.
Use the unit for vacuuming up light debris like leaves
and paper.
Hold the vacuum, tilting the suction tube slightly (2-4 in
or 50-100 mm above the ground), and use a sweeping
action to collect light debris (Fig. 15). The debris will flow
into the vacuum bag. Items such as small leaves and
small twigs will be mulched as they pass through the fan
housing, allowing the vacuum bag to hold more debris.
When the bag is full, suction will noticeably decrease.
Turn off the unit and allow the impeller to stop before
you unzip the bag. Unzip the bag and empty the
contents before continuing. Refer to Emptying the
Vacuum Bag.
To avoid serious
personal injury,
never unzip the vacuum bag without
stopping the unit first
WARNING:
WARNING:
As a vacuum, the
unit is designed to
pick up dry material such as leaves, grass,
small twigs and bits of paper. To avoid serious
personal injury, do not attempt to vacuum wet
debris and/or standing water as this may
result in damage to the blower/ vacuum. To
avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not
vacuum metal, broken glass or similar items.
Fig. 15
Avoid situations that
could catch the
vacuum bag on fire. Do not operate near an
open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from
fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do
not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes
unless the cinders are completely cool.
WARNING:
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may be
performed by a Sears or other qualified service
dealer. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for more
information.
Perform these required maintenance procedures at the
frequency stated in the table. These procedures should
also be a part of any seasonal tune-up.
NOTE: Some maintenance procedures may require
special tools or skills. If you are unsure about
these procedures take your unit to a Sears or
other qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MYHOME®.
In order to ensure peak performance of your
engine, inspection of the engine exhaust port
may be necessary after 50 hours of operation. If
you notice lost RPM, poor performance or
general lack of acceleration, this service may be
required. If you feel your engine is in need of this
inspection, refer service to a Sears or other
qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MYHOME® for more information. DO NOT attempt
to perform this process yourself as engine
damage may result from contaminants involved in
the cleaning process for the port.
To prevent serious
injury, never perform
maintenance or repairs with unit running.
Always service and repair a cool unit.
Disconnect the spark plug wire to ensure that
the unit cannot start.
WARNING:
FREQUENCY
MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
REFER TO
Before starting engine
Every 10 hours
Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel
Clean and re-oil air filter
Page 11
Page 15
Every 25 hours
Check and clean spark arrestor
Check spark plug condition and gap
Page 16
Page 17
Every 50 hours
Inspect exhaust port and spark arrestor screen for clogging or
obstruction to assure maximum performance levels
Page 16
AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Air Filter
Removing the Air Filter/Muffler Cover
Clean and re-oil the air filter every 10 hours of operation.
It is an important item to maintain. Failure to maintain
your air filter properly can result in poor performance or
can cause permanent damage to your engine.
To avoid serious
personal injury,
always turn your unit off and allow it to cool
before you clean or service it.
WARNING:
1. Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing
the Air Filter/Muffler Cover.
2. Turn cover over and look inside to locate the air filter.
Remove the air filter from inside the air filter/muffler
cover (Fig. 17).
3. Wash the filter in detergent and water (Fig. 18). Rinse
the filter thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water. Allow
it to dry completely.
1. Remove the four (4) screws securing the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16). Use a flat blade or
T20 Torx bit screwdriver.
2. Pull the cover from the engine. Do not force.
Red EZ-Fire™
Lever
Screws
Screws
Air Filter
Inside Muffler
Cover
Fig. 17
Fig. 16
15
Fig. 18
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
4. Clean the spark arrestor screen with a wire brush.
Replace it if it is damaged, or if you are unable to
clean it thoroughly.
5. Reinstall the spark arrestor screen by putting the
“raised” portion of the screen inside the recessed
hole of the muffler. Make sure that the spark arrestor
screen fits flat against the muffler.
6. Place the spark arrestor plate on top of the spark
arrestor screen with the “raised” side up and the
opening facing towards the engine (Fig. 21).
Fig. 19
7. Place the spark arrestor hood on top of the spark
arrestor plate with the “raised” side up and the
opening facing AWAY from the engine (Fig. 21). Verify
that the exhaust will be directed AWAY from the
engine.
Fig. 20
4. Apply enough clean SAE 30 oil to lightly coat the
filter (Fig. 19).
5. Squeeze the filter to spread and remove excess oil
(Fig. 20).
6. Replace the air filter inside the air filter/muffler cover
(Fig. 17).
8. Replace the two screws you removed in Step 2 and
tighten them securely.
9. Reinstall the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16).
NOTE: Operating the unit without the air filter and air
filter/muffler cover assembly will VOID the
warranty.
If the exhaust
deflector assembly is
not tightened securely, it could fall off causing
damage to the unit and possible serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
Reinstalling the Air Filter/Muffler Cover
1. Place the air filter/muffler cover over the back of the
carburetor and muffler. Align the screw holes.
2. Insert the four (4) screws into the holes in the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16) and tighten.
Do not over tighten.
Muffler
NOTE: Make sure that the Red EZ-Fire™ lever is
positioned away from the primer bulb.
Spark Arrestor
Screen
Spark Arrestor
Plate
SPARK ARRESTOR MAINTENANCE
NOTE: Please let engine cool. The exhaust can only flow
in one direction: AWAY from the engine. Pay
close attention when disassembling the muffler
so you can put it back together correctly. Failure
to do so will damage the unit and may cause
serious personal injury.
Opening
Engine
Recessed Hole
1. Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing
the Air Filter/Muffler Cover.
Spark Arrestor Hood
Assembly Includes:
2. Locate the muffler, but do not remove it. Find the two
(2) screws on the bottom of the muffler (Fig. 21).
These two screws hold the Spark Arrestor Hood
Assembly and the spark arrestor screen to the
bottom of the muffler. Remove the two (2) screws
using either a Torx T20 or flat blade screwdriver.
Spark Arrestor Screen
Spark Arrestor Plate
Spark Arrestor Hood
and Screws
Spark Arrestor
Hood
Screws
Fig. 21
3. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry up
the spark arrestor screen from the recessed hole,
taking care to notice that the “raised” part of the
spark arrestor screen is inside the recessed hole.
Remove the spark arrestor screen from the muffler.
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
The idle speed of the engine is adjustable through the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 22).
NOTE: Careless adjustments can seriously damage your
unit. Contact a Sears or other qualified service
dealer to make carburetor adjustments. Call
1-800-4-MY-HOME® for more information
Check Fuel Mixture
Idle Speed
Screw
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel is usually the reason
for improper unit performance. Drain and refill the tank
with fresh, properly-mixed fuel prior to making any
adjustments. Refer to Oil and Fuel Information.
Clean Air Filter
The condition of the air filter is important to the operation
of the unit. A dirty air filter will restrict air flow and
change the air/fuel mixture. This is often mistaken for an
out of adjustment carburetor. Check the condition of the
air filter before adjusting the idle speed screw. Refer to
Air Filter Maintenance.
Fig. 22
Adjust Idle Speed Screw
REPLACING THE SPARK PLUG
WARNING:
This unit will need
to be running during
idle speed adjustment. Wear protective
clothing and observe all safety instructions
to prevent serious personal injury.
Use a Champion RDJ7Y spark plug, or equivalent. The
correct air gap is 0.020 inch (0.5 mm). Remove the plug
after every 25 hours of operation and check its condition.
Also, DO NOT set unit on any surface except
a clean, hard area while starting or performing
any adjustments. Debris such as gravel, sand,
dust, grass, etc. could be picked up by the air
intake and thrown out by the discharge
opening, damaging unit, property, or causing
serious injury to bystanders or operator.
2. Clean around the spark plug. Remove the spark plug
from the cylinder head by turning a 5/8-inch socket
counterclockwise.
If after checking the fuel mixture and cleaning the air
filter the engine still will not idle, adjust the idle speed
screw as follows.
1. Start the engine and let it run at the fast position for a
minute to warm up. Refer to Starting/Stopping
Instructions.
2. Move the throttle control to the idle position and let
the engine idle. If the engine stops, insert a small
phillips or flat blade screwdriver into the hole in the
air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 22). Turn the idle speed
screw in, clockwise, 1/8 of a turn at a time (as
needed) until the engine idles smoothly.
3. If the engine appears to be idling too fast, turn the
idle speed screw counter-clockwise 1/8 of a turn at
a time (as needed), to reduce idle speed.
Do not sand blast,
scrape or clean
electrodes. Grit in the engine could damage
the cylinder.
1. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. Grasp the plug
wire firmly and pull it from the spark plug.
3. Replace a cracked, fouled or dirty spark plug. Set
the air gap at 0.020 in. (0.5 mm) using a feeler gauge
(Fig. 23).
WARNING:
4. Install a correctly-gapped spark plug in the cylinder
head. Tighten by turning the 5/8-inch socket
clockwise until snug.
If using a torque wrench torque to:
110-120 in.•lb. (12.3-13.5 N•m)
Do not over tighten.
Checking the fuel mixture, cleaning the air filter, and
adjusting the idle speed should solve most engine
problems. If not and all of the following are true:
• the engine will not idle
• the engine hesitates or stalls on acceleration
• there is a loss of engine power
Have the carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other
qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for
more information.
Spark
Plug
0.020 in.
(0.5 mm)
Fig. 23
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
TRANSPORTING
STORAGE
•
•
•
•
• Never store a fueled unit where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing.
• Store the unit locked up to prevent unauthorized use
or damage.
• Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated area.
• Store the unit out of the reach of children.
Allow the engine to cool before transporting.
Drain fuel from unit.
Tighten fuel cap before transporting.
Secure the unit while transporting.
CLEANING THE UNIT
To avoid serious
personal injury,
always turn your unit off and allow it to cool
before you clean or service it.
Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit.
Do not use strong detergents. Household cleaners that
contain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and
solvents such as kerosene, can damage plastic housing
or handle. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth.
WARNING:
LONG TERM STORAGE
If you plan on storing the unit for an extended time, use
the following storage procedure:
1. Carefully drain the fuel tank by running the unit dry or
remove fuel cap and tip the motor housing over and
drain oil/gas fuel into a container with the same 2cycle fuel mixture. Do not use fuel that has been
stored for more than 60 days.
CLEANING THE VACUUM BAG
1. Empty the bag after each use to avoid deterioration
and obstructing air flow, which will reduce the
performance of the vacuum.
2. Wearing eye protection and a dust mask, clean the
bag as needed. Turn the bag inside out after initial
emptying and vigorously shake out dust and debris.
3. Wash the bag once a year or more often if needed:
a. Remove the vacuum bag.
b. Turn bag inside out.
c. Hang it up.
d. Hose it down thoroughly.
e. Hang to dry.
f. Turn bag right-side out and reinstall.
Dispose of the old
fuel/oil mixture in
accordance with all Federal, State, and Local
regulations.
CAUTION:
2. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. This
ensures that all fuel has been drained from the
carburetor.
3. Allow the engine to cool. Remove the spark plug and
put 1 oz. (30 ml) of any high quality motor oil or
2-cycle oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope
slowly to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug.
Dispose of the old
fuel/oil mixture in
accordance with all Federal, State, and Local
regulations.
CAUTION:
CLEARING A BLOCKED TUBE / IMPELLER
To avoid serious
personal injury, be
sure the unit is off before cleaning or
performing any maintenance on it.
WARNING:
NOTE: Remove the spark plug and drain all of the oil
from the cylinder before attempting to start the
unit after storage.
4. Thoroughly clean the unit and inspect it for any loose
or damaged parts. Repair or replace damaged parts
and tighten loose screws, nuts or bolts. The unit is
ready for storage.
To avoid serious
personal injury,
always wear gloves to protect yourself from
the impeller blades or other sharp objects.
WARNING:
1. Press the On/Off Stop control down in the STOP (O)
position until the engine comes to a complete stop
(Fig. 10).
2. Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent the unit
from starting.
3. Remove the blower/vacuum tube and the vacuum bag.
4. Carefully remove material blocking the tube or
impeller. Inspect the blades to assure no damage has
occurred. Rotate the impeller blades by hand to
assure the blockage is completely cleared.
5. Reinstall the vacuum bag and blower/vacuum tube.
6. Reconnect the spark plug wire.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE WILL NOT START
CAUSE
ACTION
1. Empty fuel tank
1. Fill fuel tank with properly mixed fuel
2. Primer bulb wasn't pressed enough
2. Press primer bulb fully and slowly 10 times
3. Engine flooded
3. Flip throttle lever to FAST and pull starter rope
4. Old or improperly mixed fuel
4. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture
5. Fouled spark plug
5. Replace or clean the spark plug
6. Plugged spark arrestor
6. Clean or replace spark arrestor
7. Red EZ-Fire™ Lever wasn’t flipped/set
8. The outside temperature is below 40º F
7. Move lever to the starting position
8. Pull the starter rope up to 10-15 times
9. The outside temperature is above 90º F
9. Move the throttle control to the fast position and pull
the starter rope with out moving the red EZ-Fire™ lever
10. Throttle lever is in the incorrect position
10. Refer to the Starting/Stopping instructions
ENGINE WILL NOT IDLE
CAUSE
1. Air filter is plugged
2. Old or improperly mixed fuel
3. Improper carburetor adjustment
ACTION
1. Replace or clean the air filter
2. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture
3. Adjust according to the Carburetor Adjustments
ENGINE WILL NOT ACCELERATE
CAUSE
1. Old or improperly mixed fuel
2. Improper carburetor adjustment
3. Dirty air filter
4. Plugged spark arrestor
ACTION
1. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture
2. Take to a Sears or other qualified service dealer for
carburetor adjustment
3. Clean or replace the air filter
4. Clean or replace spark arrestor
ENGINE LACKS POWER OR STALLS
CAUSE
1. Old or improperly mixed fuel
2. Improper carburetor adjustment
3. Fouled spark plug
4. Plugged spark arrestor
5. Air filter is plugged
ACTION
1. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture
2. Take to a Sears or other qualified service dealer
3. Replace or clean the spark plug
4. Clean or replace spark arrestor
5. Replace or clean the air filter
UNIT WILL NOT BLOW OR VACUUM
CAUSE
1. Bag full
2. Blocked tube
3. Blocked impeller
4. Damaged impeller
ACTION
1. Empty bag, as described in Empty the Vacuum Bag
2. Clear the blockage as described in Clearing a
Blocked Tube/ Impeller
3. Clear the blockage as described in Clearing a
Blocked Tube/ Impeller
4. Take the unit to a Sears or other qualified service
dealer
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, contact your nearest Sears Parts &
Repair center (1-800-4-MY-HOME®) or other qualified service dealer for an adjustment.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE*
Engine Type.......................................................................................................................................... Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle
Displacement....................................................................................................................................... 31.5 cc (1.95 cu. in)
Idle Speed RPM ...................................................................................................................................... 3,200 - 4,400 rpm
Vacuum Operating RPM................................................................................................................................... 6,800+ rpm
Blower Operating RPM..................................................................................................................................... 7,200+ rpm
Ignition Type.................................................................................................................... Electronic-MAX FIRE IGNITION™
On/Off Stop Control....................................................................................................................................... Rocker Switch
Spark Plug Gap .................................................................................................................................... 0.020 inch (0.5 mm)
Lubrication ................................................................................................................................................... Fuel/Oil Mixture
Fuel/Oil Ratio................................................................................................................................................................. 40:1
Carburetor ....................................................................................................................................... Diaphragm, All-Position
Starter .......................................................................................................................... Incredi-Pull™ Starting Auto Rewind
Muffler ..................................................................................................................................................... Baffled with Guard
Fuel Tank Capacity ................................................................................................................................. 13 ounces (384 ml)
BLOWER / VACUUM*
Throttle Control........................................................................................................................................... Finger-Tip Lever
Blower Velocity ............................................................................................................................. up to 205 mph (330 kmh)
Blower Air Output ........................................................................................................................ up to 425 cfm (12.1 cmm)
Mulching Ratio...................................................................................................................................................... up to 10:1
Vacuum Bag Capacity ................................................................................................................... 1.5 bushels (52.8 Liters)
Shoulder Strap ........................................................................................................................................ Single Quick-Snap
Approximate Unit Weight (no fuel, with blower tube) ...................................................................................11.3 lb. (5.2 kg)
Hearing protection
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
..................................................................................................................................................... Gutter Clean Out Adapter
*All specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to
make changes at any time without notice.
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PARTS LIST
ENGINE PARTS - MODEL 794970
2-CYCLE GAS MULCHING BLOWER VACUUM
3
30
4
14
5
16
15
9
2
1
3
18
11
6
7
19
8
17
10
41
12
21
13
22 44
39
23
37
24
40
25
27
26
38
28
35
33
29
36
43
34
32
20
42
31
30
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Part No.
Description
753-04810
791-180350B
791-180351
753-04227
753-1194
753-04807
791-610675
791-181860
791-683974B
753-1196
791-684451
753-1208
753-04747
791-612134
753-04310
791-181803
791-181086
791-682039
791-145308
753-04409
791-182736
753-04748
753-04705
753-04459
753-04286
791-611061
Muffler Cover Assembly (includes 2 & 30)
Air Cleaner Filter
Carburetor Mounting Screw
Choke Knob
Choke Plate
Carburetor Assembly (includes 7 & 18)
Carburetor Gasket
Carb Mount Screw
Primer & Hose Assembly
Carb Mount Assembly (includes 8, 11 & 12)
Reed Assembly
Carburetor Mount Gasket
Crankcase Service Assembly (includes 8)
Rear Mounting Pad
Fuel Tank Assembly (includes 16-18)
Fuel Cap
Fuel Return Line
Fuel Line Assembly
Front Mounting Pad
Shroud Extension (includes 30)
Flywheel Assembly
Spacer
Pulley Retainer
Recoil Pulley Assembly (includes 28 & 44)
Recoil Spring
Rope Guide
Item
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
*
*
*
*
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Part No.
Description
753-05011
791-613103
791-181862
791-181345
753-05010
791-182402
753-05012
791-610311B
753-04618
753-04619
753-04620
753-04814
753-04367
753-04182
791-182723
791-182396
791-181524
753-04288
753-04689
753-1209
753-04924
Pull Handle
Rope
Housing Screw
Cover Screw
Starter Housing Assembly (includes 23-30 & 44)
Wire Lead
Module Assembly
Spark Plug
Muffler Assembly (includes 36 & 37)
Exhaust Gasket
Muffler Mounting Bolt Set
Cylinder Assembly (includes 40 & 41)
Piston and Rod Assembly
Cylinder Gasket
Cylinder Bolt
Washer
Crankshaft Extension
Palnut
Spark Arrestor
Piston Ring Set
Short Block Assembly
(includes 8, 13, 34 & 38-41)
Items Not Shown
PARTS LIST
HOUSING PARTS - MODEL 794970
2-CYCLE GAS MULCHING BLOWER VACUUM
3
5
2
6
8
3
4
1
22
9
19
7
10
20
12
1
22
11
13
14
16
17 18
15
21
25
23
24
26
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Part No.
Description
753-05046
791-181345
753-05047
753-05013
791-182420
753-05014
791-182423
791-182405
791-182422
791-00049
753-04809
791-182409
753-04755
753-04596
753-04482
753-04833
753-04834
791-182414
Engine Cover Assm (includes 2)
Screw
Handle Assm (includes 2)
Throttle control Assm (includes 5-9)
Upper Throttle Control Plate
Throttle Control Lever
Screw
Rocker Switch Assm
Lower Throttle Control Plate
Throttle Cable
Engine Mount Plate (includes 12 & 13)
Washer
Screw
Impeller Blade
Impeller Hardware (includes 16-18)
Washer
Lock Washer
Bolt
Item
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
*
*
*
*
22
Part No.
Description
753-04456
753-04455
753-05015
791-182424
753-05016
791-182477
753-05017
791-180467
791-612930
753-04458
Vacuum Door Spring
Vacuum Door Lock
Vacuum Door
Mounting Plate Hardware
Blower Tube
Vacuum Bag Adaptor
Upper Vacuum Tube
Lower Vacuum Tube
Cable Tie
Vacuum Bag Assm
(includes Bag & Cable Tie)
791-682075B Shoulder Strap
Items Not Shown
NOTES
23
NOTES
24
NOTES
25
NOTES
26
NOTES
27
NOTES
28
NOTES
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California / EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board, The Environmental Protection Agency and Sears are pleased to explain the emission
control system warranty on your 2000 and later small off-road engine. New small off-road engines must be designed, built
and equipped to meet stringent anti-smog standards. Sears, Roebuck and Co. must warrant the emission control system
on your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your Emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and
catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis,
parts and labor.
The 2000 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your
engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Sears.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
• As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
operator’s manual. Sears recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road engine,
but Sears cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance.
• As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that Sears may deny you warranty coverage if your
small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Sears authorized service center as soon as problem
exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
if you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage
• The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to the retail purchaser.
• The manufacturer warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects in
material and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
• Repair and replacement of warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized Sears service
center. For the nearest location please contact Sears at: 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
• Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement, as required maintenance or which is scheduled only for
regular inspection to the effect of “Repair or Replace as Necessary” is warranted for the period. Any warranted part
which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance will be warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
• The owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective,
If the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized Sears Service Center.
• The manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still
under warranty.
• Failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered under warranty.
• The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer is not liable to
cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of add-on or modified parts.
• In order to file a claim, go to your nearest authorized Sears Service Center. Warranty service or repairs will be provided
at all authorized Sears Service Centers.
• Any manufacturer approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair
of emission related parts and will be provided without charge to the owner. Any replacement part that is equivalent in
performance or durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repair and will not reduce the warranty
obligations of the manufacturer.
• The following components are included in the emission related warranty: engine, air filter, carburetor, primer, fuel lines,
fuel pick up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and muffler.
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Repair Protection Agreements
Congratulations on making a smart purchase.
Your new Craftsman® product is designed and
manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair
from time to time. That’s when having a Repair
Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement now
and protect yourself from unexpected hassle
and expense.
Here’s what’s included in the Agreement:
ã Expert service by our 12,000 professional
repair specialists
ã Unlimited service and no charge for parts
and labor on all covered repairs
ã Product replacement if your covered product can’t be fixed
ã Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not covered by the agreement; also, 10% off regular
price of preventive maintenance check
ã Fast help by phone – phone support from a
Sears technician on products requiring in-home
repair, plus convenient repair scheduling
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple
phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule
service. You can call anytime day or night, or
schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who have access to over 4.5 million
quality parts and accessories. That’s the kind of
professionalism you can count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for years to
come. Purchase your Repair Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations and exclusions apply.
For prices and additional information call
1-800-827-6655.
Sears Installation Service
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water heaters,
and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call
1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Get it fixed, at your home or ours!
Your Home
For repair – in your home – of all major brand appliances,
lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems,
no matter who made it, no matter who sold it!
For the replacement parts, accessories and
owner’s manuals that you need to do-it-yourself.
For Sears professional installation of home appliances
and items like garage door openers and water heaters.
1-800-4-MY-HOME®
(1-800-469-4663)
Call anytime, day or night (U.S.A. and Canada)
www.sears.com
www.sears.ca
Our Home
For repair of carry-in items like vacuums, lawn equipment,
and electronics, call or go on-line for the location of your nearest
Sears Parts & Repair Center.
1-800-488-1222
Call anytime, day or night (U.S.A. only)
www.sears.com
To purchase a protection agreement (U.S.A.)
or maintenance agreement (Canada) on a product serviced by Sears:
1-800-827-6655 (U.S.A.)
Para pedir servicio de reparación
a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:
SM
1-888-SU-HOGAR
(1-888-784-6427)
1-800-361-6665 (Canada)
Au Canada pour service en français:
1-800-LE-FOYERMC
(1-800-533-6937)
www.sears.ca
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